Archive for April, 2014

April 28, 2014 0

More Watercolour Faces

By in color, heads, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

More watercolour pictchas. Hotcha! Above and at bottom are done on my Mom’s old paper, almost like paper towel, which is very thin, buckles like crazy (I can flatten it, but it’s some work), and which absorbs tons of paint. No little puddles or run-backs (those little flower-shaped flaws) here. Still, it is very thin […]

April 23, 2014 0

Another Art Article for Rover — Sophie Lambert

By in sketches

READ IT HERE … and another naked guy as the cover photo! Truthfully, I couldn’t be happier. A little controversy is good. Start things out with a splash. The next one (next week, if things turn out) will be a little different.

April 16, 2014 0

Colour Pencil Couple

By in Coloured Pencils, sketches

Not sure if I should call them “Colour Pencilled Couple,” but maybe someone will advise.

April 16, 2014 0

New Art Review by Jack

By in writing

I’ve written another art article for Rover Arts. As time goes on, I will figure out a better way of sharing these.

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April 15, 2014 0

Computer Face

By in sketches

Still drawing computer faces. Not quite “there” yet, even though I’m getting more comfortable. Have to try drawing more subjects, backgrounds, even fruit. Learning to loosen up, yet stay accurate. But the neat part about computer drawing is the amount of messing around you can do with it. I can put him in a different […]

April 6, 2014 0

Youtube and Tumblr faces

By in black and white, heads, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

Drawing is very calming for the nerves. Tough stuff around me, so I’ve been watching art-instruction Youtube videos, and drawing a lot of faces from Tumblr and my private photo file. Mainly Hollywood and TV people, done in pencil and sometimes watercolour.

April 6, 2014 0

Watercolour Suit Man

By in men, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Watching this Youtube of a TV show featuring men throwing paint onto a giant piece of paper inspired me to paint this:

April 3, 2014 0

Anonymous Watercolour Woman

By in sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

Had a bad professional experience the other night. So today, rather than do anything productive, I’ve been drawing things and posting. Also reading and watching. Playing with cats. Hope things recover! I don’t know where any of this leads, but things tend to fit together in different ways.

April 3, 2014 0

Young Alec Guinness

By in black and white, heads, men, pencil

Apparently it was his birthday yesterday.

April 3, 2014 0


By in black and white, heads, men, pencil

The older, goofier William Shatner actually reminds me a bit of my dad. I’ll have to draw him, sometime. He actually rode in an elevator with Shatner and Brooke Shields, once, at the Banff Springs Hotel.

April 3, 2014 0

Mavis Gallant

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, heads

I think my face drawing skills are progressing as I practice them. The bad thing is if you stop, you lose a certain amount of skill, and have to roll the rock up the hill again. This is the late Mavis Gallant, whose collection “Home Truths” I am reading, for the second time. The stories […]

April 3, 2014 0

Writer’s Guild Meeting

By in black and white, pencil, sketches

Went to the Writer’s Guild of Canada Montreal meeting. This is the guild in Canada working for film and TV writers, which I am, occasionally. They were handing out free pencils and pads, along with other swag, so I couldn’t resist. One person here saw me drawing her, so I never finished that sketch. This […]

April 3, 2014 0

Rosamund Pike

By in black and white, Coloured Pencils, heads, pencil, sketches, women

Saw her in the Tom Cruise movie Jack Reacher, which was a little better than the Lee Child book that I read featuring the character, but that’s not saying much. Anyhow, she as pretty enough, so I searched out a photo to draw a portrait. Here’s a page of faces. The woman in the upper […]